Read below to learn about the new Residential Energy Assessment Rebate Program:
For a limited time, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is making it easier for homeowners to reduce monthly utility costs with a new Residential Energy Assessment Rebate Program.
Power Down to Save Up: Discover how you can save with a home energy evaluation
The rebate program offers new and existing Whistler homeowners $250 towards an Energuide for Homes home energy evaluation, (avg. pricing $300-$400) thereby helping homeowners potentially access hundreds, even thousands of dollars in utility-program rebates as well as reducing their ongoing monthly energy bills.
“The rebate program makes getting a home energy assessment even more accessible. Knowing how you can improve your home’s energy performance is very valuable information, especially when it comes to saving on your energy bills,” said Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden.
The rebates are funded by the RMOW as outlined in the 2014-2018 Five-Year Financial Plan. Research and testing of the program was supported by BC Hydro.
As part of the new program, applicants will also have access to a free professional energy coach to help homeowners interpret the results of their evaluation, select the best upgrade options for their unique home, and potentially access recently announced Home Energy Rebate Offer (HERO) grants from BC Hydro and Fortis BC.
The utility-led HERO rebate program expires March 2015 so now is a great time to get started with an energy evaluation of your home.
The municipal energy assessment rebate program is available to owners of a single-family home, duplex, or townhouse unit in Whistler, as well as anyone in the process of designing a new home in Whistler.
The program was developed through a review of municipal best practices across Canada and the United States, as well as input from homeowner focus groups.
The program is consistent with the GHG and energy performance targets of the Whistler Official Community Plan and the Integrated Energy, Air Quality and GHG Management Plan. Further, the proposed program is consistent with the RMOW’s commitments under the BC Climate Action Charter and the Partners for Climate Protection Program.
Visit www.whistler.ca/powerdown for program details.